Grace Xueqin Ma

Summary

Affiliation: Temple University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Prostate cancer screening among chinese american men: a structural model
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 36:495-504. 2012
  2. pmc Primary care physicians' cancer screening recommendation practices and perceptions of cancer risk of Asian Americans
    Harry T Kwon
    Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 14:1999-2004. 2013
  3. pmc Health beliefs associated with cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 22:276-88. 2013
  4. pmc Correlates of cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese American women
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2012:617234. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Workplace-based breast cancer screening intervention in china
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, 913 Ritter Annex, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:358-67. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Asian Tobacco Education and Cancer Awareness Research Special Population Network. A model for reducing Asian American cancer health disparities
    Grace X Ma
    Center for Asian Health, Department of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122 0843, USA
    Cancer 107:1995-2005. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk perceptions and barriers to Hepatitis B screening and vaccination among Vietnamese immigrants
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, 1700 N Broad Street, 304A Vivacqua Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 9:213-20. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of hepatitis B screening and vaccination and liver cancer risks among Vietnamese Americans
    Grace Xueqin Ma
    Department of Public Health and Center for Asian Health, College of Health Professions, at Temple University, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:62-73. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Chinese hepatitis B screening and vaccination
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Director of Center for Asian Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:178-87. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Cancer screening behaviors and barriers in Asian Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Am J Health Behav 33:650-60. 2009

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Publications29

  1. pmc Prostate cancer screening among chinese american men: a structural model
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 36:495-504. 2012
    ..To test the Sociocultural Health Behavior Model in relation to the health behavior of prostate cancer (PCa) screening among Chinese American men...
  2. pmc Primary care physicians' cancer screening recommendation practices and perceptions of cancer risk of Asian Americans
    Harry T Kwon
    Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 14:1999-2004. 2013
    ..Physicians are integral public health liaisons who can be both influential and resourceful toward educating Asian Americans about specific cancer awareness and screening information...
  3. pmc Health beliefs associated with cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 22:276-88. 2013
    ..The underutilization of cervical cancer screening and the vulnerability of Vietnamese American women to cervical cancer may be compounded by their health beliefs...
  4. pmc Correlates of cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese American women
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2012:617234. 2012
    ..This study was to determine whether demographic and acculturation, healthcare access, and knowledge and beliefs are associated with a prior history of cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese women...
  5. doi request reprint Workplace-based breast cancer screening intervention in china
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, 913 Ritter Annex, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:358-67. 2012
    ..Indeed, studies have shown a consistent increase in breast cancer rates among Chinese women over the past two decades in the absence of breast cancer screening guidelines...
  6. ncbi request reprint Asian Tobacco Education and Cancer Awareness Research Special Population Network. A model for reducing Asian American cancer health disparities
    Grace X Ma
    Center for Asian Health, Department of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122 0843, USA
    Cancer 107:1995-2005. 2006
    ..Cancer 2006. (c) 2006 American Cancer Society...
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk perceptions and barriers to Hepatitis B screening and vaccination among Vietnamese immigrants
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, 1700 N Broad Street, 304A Vivacqua Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 9:213-20. 2007
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  8. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of hepatitis B screening and vaccination and liver cancer risks among Vietnamese Americans
    Grace Xueqin Ma
    Department of Public Health and Center for Asian Health, College of Health Professions, at Temple University, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:62-73. 2007
    ..5%) while 7.5% were ever screened and 6.3% had been vaccinated. Community-based, culturally appropriate interventions for Vietnamese Americans and health care providers should increase screening and vaccination rates...
  9. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Chinese hepatitis B screening and vaccination
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Director of Center for Asian Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:178-87. 2008
    ..To measure the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Hepatitis B (HBV) screening and vaccination in the Chinese American population...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cancer screening behaviors and barriers in Asian Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Am J Health Behav 33:650-60. 2009
    ..To determine differences in screening for routine physical exam and cancers among Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian Americans...
  11. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with cervical cancer screening compliance and noncompliance among Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian women
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122 0843, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 101:541-51. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine factors associated with cervical cancer screening compliance and noncompliance among Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian women aged 18 years and older...
  12. doi request reprint Community-based colorectal cancer intervention in underserved Korean Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol 33:381-6. 2009
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  13. pmc Role of sociocultural factors in hepatitis B screening among Asian Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    South Med J 104:466-72. 2011
    ..To apply the proposed Sociocultural Health Behavior Model to determine association of factors related to hepatitis B virus (HBV) screening among Asian Americans...
  14. ncbi request reprint Tobacco dependence, risk perceptions and self-efficacy among Korean American smokers
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, 304A Vivacqua Hall, P O Box 2843, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Addict Behav 31:1776-84. 2006
    ..The findings suggest that enhancing self-efficacy among older and less educated smokers may improve the efficacy of smoking cessation efforts that target Korean smokers...
  15. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes and behavior regarding secondhand smoke among Asian Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Prev Med 41:446-53. 2005
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  16. ncbi request reprint Tobacco use, secondhand smoke exposure and their related knowledge, attitudes and behaviors among Asian Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, 304A Vivacqua Hall, P O Box 2843, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Addict Behav 30:725-40. 2005
    ..S. Findings provide comprehensive insights into tobacco use and related KAB among Asian Americans that reflect the need for developing culturally appropriate programs for this underserved population...
  17. ncbi request reprint ATECAR: An Asian American community-based participatory research model on tobacco and cancer control
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122, USA
    Health Promot Pract 5:382-94. 2004
    ..Facilitating factors in partnership building, and implications of employing this model in this ethnically and racially diverse population, are further discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Development of a culturally appropriate smoking cessation program for Chinese-American youth
    Grace X Ma
    Center for Asian Health, Department of Public Health, Temple University, 304A Vivaqua Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    J Adolesc Health 35:206-16. 2004
    ..To identify potential cultural factors to enhance the efficacy of smoking cessation curricula for Asian-American adolescents, Chinese-Americans, and to present the process and challenges of implementing a culturally specific curriculum...
  19. ncbi request reprint Acculturation and smoking behavior in Asian-American populations
    Grace X Ma
    Center for Asian Health, Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Health Educ Res 19:615-25. 2004
    ..Smoking rates for all females were generally lower than those of males regardless of acculturation status; however, acculturated adult females had a higher smoking rate than the less acculturated...
  20. ncbi request reprint Differences in stages of change of smoking behavior among current smokers of four Asian American subgroups
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Addict Behav 28:1431-9. 2003
    ..Men were more likely than women to be in the preparation stage. Immigration status was not a significant predictor of stages...
  21. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of risks of smoking among Asian Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for ATECAR, Temple University, 304A Vivacqua Hall, P O Box 2843, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Prev Med 37:349-55. 2003
    ..Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of illness and death in the United States. Few studies focus on Asian Americans, one of the fastest growing but underserved populations in the United States...
  22. pmc The effect of a culturally tailored smoking cessation for Chinese American smokers
    Dunli Wu
    NYC Branch of Center for Asian Health, Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:1448-57. 2009
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  23. ncbi request reprint The impact of acculturation on smoking in Asian American homes
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Public Health, Center for Asian Health, Temple University, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 15:267-80. 2004
    ..The same variables predicted allowing visitors to smoke in the home, excluding being female. Protective factors included being more educated, being older, and having children under 18 at home...
  24. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer early detection among Chinese women in the Philadelphia area
    Xuefen Su
    Center for Asian Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122 0843, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:507-19. 2006
    ..This study describes breast cancer awareness, attitudes, and knowledge, as well as barriers and facilitators of early detection among Chinese women in Philadelphia...
  25. ncbi request reprint The Asian Tobacco Education, Cancer Awareness and Research's role in tobacco and cancer control efforts in Asian American communities
    Grace X Ma
    Asian Tobacco Education, Cancer Awareness and Research ATECAR, USA
    Asian Am Pac Isl J Health 10:25-39. 2003
    ..This article also presents ATECAR, the first long-term federal effort in tobacco and cancer control targeting the multi-ethnic Asian American communities in this area...
  26. ncbi request reprint Awareness of cancer information among Asian Americans
    Grace X Ma
    Center for ATECAR, Department of Health Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    J Community Health 28:115-30. 2003
    ..This study suggests urgent needs to educate Asian Americans about important cancer control issues and services and highlights the differences in baseline knowledge and attitudes among the various ethnic groups...
  27. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in adolescent smoking behaviors, sources of tobacco, knowledge and attitudes toward restriction policies
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Health Studies, 304A Vivacqua Hall, Temple University, P O Box 2843, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Addict Behav 28:249-68. 2003
    ..Educational prevention programs, especially parenting programs should be employed to reduce smoking...
  28. ncbi request reprint Perceived risks of certain types of cancer and heart disease among Asian American smokers and non-smokers
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Health Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    J Community Health 27:233-46. 2002
    ..Generally, however, results showed that the awareness level was higher among women and the more educated respondents, non-smokers and former smokers, and Chinese and Korean groups...
  29. pmc Prevalence and predictors of tobacco use among Asian Americans in the Delaware Valley region
    Grace X Ma
    Department of Health Studies, Center for ATECAR, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1013-20. 2002
    ..This study examined tobacco use rates and potential predictors of use among Asian Americans residing in the Delaware Valley region...

Research Grants12

  1. ASIAN TOBACCO EDUCATION & CANCER AWARENESS RESEARCH INIT
    Grace Ma; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  2. A Culturally Appropriate Cervical Cancer Intervention for Underserved Vietnamese
    Grace X Ma; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  3. A Culturally Appropriate Cervical Cancer Intervention for Underserved Vietnamese
    Grace Ma; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  4. A Randomized Trial of Hep B Screening and Vaccination in High Risk Vietnamese
    Grace Ma; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  5. A Culturally Appropriate Cervical Cancer Intervention for Underserved Vietnamese
    Grace Ma; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  6. ATECAR: Asian Training, Education on Cancer & Research
    Grace Ma; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..populations (3 major objectives and 11 sub-objectives are proposed); and Aim III, establish credibility and sustainability of ATECAR CN programs that reduce cancer health disparities (3 major objectives and 2 sub-objectives are proposed) ..
  7. A Randomized Trial of Hep B Screening and Vaccination in High Risk Vietnamese
    Grace X Ma; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....